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MySQL Founder Outlines Solution: Instead of Letting Sun Suffer, Oracle Should Sell MySQL (ORCL, JAVA)

October 19, 2009

TUUSULA, Finland, October 19 /PRNewswire/ — Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius,
the creator of open source database MySQL and founder of the namesake company
later acquired by Sun, today suggested Oracle should resolve antitrust
concerns over its US$7.4 billion acquisition of Sun by committing to sell
MySQL to a suitable third party. The proposed takeover has not yet been
consummated because it is being investigated in depth by the European
Commission as well as competition authorities in several other jurisdictions.

Widenius, who posted this press release to his blog (
http://monty-says.blogspot.com ), believes the EU’s antitrust regulator is
“absolutely right to be concerned” and called on Oracle “to be constructive
and commit to sell MySQL to a suitable third party, enabling an instant
solution instead of letting Sun suffer much longer.”

The full text of this press release, continuing after the above, is
available online:

http://monty-says.blogspot.com

Please note that Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius left Sun in early 2009 and
founded a new company, Monty Program Ab.

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    email: florian.mueller@live.com

SOURCE Monty Program Ab


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